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Did you listen to Nick Griffin on BBC Radio 2?

18:16 UK time, Thursday, 29 April 2010

Jeremy VineNick Griffin, leader of the British National Party, was interviewed by the BBC's Jeremy Vine on Friday, on Radio 2. What did you think?

Mr Griffin joined the BNP in 1995 and ousted John Tyndall as leader four years later.

He has been a member of the European Parliament since the 2009 elections.

You can read the BNP's manifesto here. (PDF)

What do you think of the BNP's policies? Did you tune in to listen to Nick Griffin? What issues would you like to raise with the BNP?

In the sixth in a series of interviews, Jeremy Vine interviewed Nick Griffin during his programme on BBC Radio 2 between 1230 and 1245 on Friday 30 April 2010. For more information on how to enjoy and contribute to the programme, click here.

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  • Comment number 1.

    When for the love of God will you bring our troops home from these unwanted wars, assemble them at John O'Groats and march them South, ridding our Country of the enemy within?

  • Comment number 2.

    I would ask why isnt there a candidate in the area of Hove, just received my postal vote and the isnt BNP on there. I wont be voting any of the big 3 so that just leaves me with UKIP. I would say good luck Nick judging by the publics opinion re immigration and the top 3 quite obviously unable to discuss it, I am sure you will get many votes.

  • Comment number 3.

    Who?

  • Comment number 4.

    Why did you allow yourself to be democratically elected to the European parliament a few months ago when you are now stepping down to stand for the British parliament?

    Isn't that a betrayal of everybody who voted for you?

  • Comment number 5.

    Who eat all the pies?

  • Comment number 6.

    I'd like to hear his views on Britain's nuclear deterrent. Would he retain or scrap Trident?

  • Comment number 7.

    This comment was removed because the moderators found it broke the house rules. Explain.

  • Comment number 8.

    What are Mr Griffin's policies going to be for the elderly and disabled?

  • Comment number 9.

    1. If your God forbid your child fell ill and the best surgeon in the country to treat her was a Muslim (there are many Muslim surgeons at Harefield heart hospital and Great Ormond Street) would you insist on an indigenous white surgeon instead?

    2. Did you watch the documentary "The Muslim Tommies" and what is your view of the tens of thousands of Muslims who held the line at Ypres and who died for Britain, or indeed the Polish airmen who helped to win the Battle of Britain?

  • Comment number 10.

    1. Why have you never publicly retracted your Holocaust denial, and still failed to do so when given a clear opportunity on Question Time.

    2. Why, as a man who is on record as expressing admiration for the SS, and whose party's policies have much in common with those of the National Socialists in Germany in the 1930s, did you see fit to insult all of those who fought against Fascism in WWII by displaying a photo of Sir Winston Churchill on your desk in your party political broadcast, and a set of military medals behind you?

    3. Why did one of your Party's representatives use the Party Political Broadcast to propagate the lie that asylum seekers are jumping the queue for council housing, when there is no evidence to support this, and they have no such entitlement.

  • Comment number 11.

    Simply I want ask, for which country you are working for to motivate and encourage hate in our beautiful society. Being a political party why don't you promote democratic view rather than warrior

  • Comment number 12.

    Did you make your manifesto up in the pub?

  • Comment number 13.

    Mr. Griffin,

    Can you clarify what you meant when you said that climate change is a fraud, have you any evidence to support this statement?

  • Comment number 14.

    I agree with many of your polices. However, how can you convince Joe Public that you are indeed a decent party when a number of your membership, supporters and candidates are criminals?

  • Comment number 15.

    How can you claim to be the British National Party, when most people in Britain abhor your views?

  • Comment number 16.

    I am worried that mass immigration will lead to our countryside being concreted over as high density housing is built to accommodate immigrants. What does your party propose to stop this?

  • Comment number 17.

    If i chip in 50p would you leave the country? please...

  • Comment number 18.

    What I would ask Nick Griffin, is why have you NOT been invited to appear upon the TV during this General Election period by ALL the TV Broadcasters with equal Air - Time, for we need to have you in any Debates about immigration.

  • Comment number 19.

    How do you sleep?

  • Comment number 20.

    Having just stumbled onto this hilarious Nick Griffin cartoon on a South African news blog of all places, I would love to learn what Mr Griffin thinks the contribution of non-whites is to the British economy.

    It would be great to hear him rationalise his party's supremacist policies against the backdrop of this data as a follow-up question. If nothing more BBC would have a popular addition to their comedy hour podcasts.
    [Unsuitable/Broken URL removed by Moderator](A concerned Indian voter!)

  • Comment number 21.

    You like far right politics. So how about restricting the right to vote to the most intelligent members of society (like Plato's Republic)?

  • Comment number 22.

    'British jobs for British workers'

    If David Cameron said this, he would be accused of being Xenophobic
    If Nick Griffin said it, he would be accused of being a racist

    Given that Gordon 'Bigot' Brown said it, and more or less got away with it Scot-free, does this frustrate you?

  • Comment number 23.

    This comment was removed because the moderators found it broke the house rules. Explain.

  • Comment number 24.

    My questions -

    Accepting that this country has serious financial problems, what steps will you take to resolve these problems?

    How honest do you think the leaders of the Labour, Conservative and LibDems have been when spelling out the measures needed to resolve our difficulties?

  • Comment number 25.

    Nick,

    Are you in favour of a points system based on value to the country, eg where a heart surgeon would score massive points.

  • Comment number 26.

    This comment was removed because the moderators found it broke the house rules. Explain.

  • Comment number 27.

    Why do you use images of our proud history in your hate-filled political campaigns? And do you have any members or supporters with an IQ above the national average?

  • Comment number 28.

    Would you have been proud to be called a bigot? - and would you prefer to be called it by mic or directly to your face?

  • Comment number 29.

    I'd like to thank him for forcing the other main parties to actually start talking about immigration. Before the BNP (and UKIP)came along, you were branded as a racist if you so-much as dared critisise the number of immigrants (both legal and illegal) in this small overpopulated country of ours.

  • Comment number 30.

    Listen live to Nick Griffin now between 1230 and 1245:

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio2/

  • Comment number 31.

    Can you please fight to promote your many other policies. I know the trained public cant think past the single question, immigration so it is up to the BNP to fight harder than the rest to be heard.

    You do good works and even if you never take power you do keep the mainstream parties in check. The BNP is a necessity as shown by its existence and support. Hopefully your voice of common sense can be heard in the next gov.

  • Comment number 32.

    will make one of your first major points
    to give a date for a referendum

  • Comment number 33.

    How do you feel about being branded a racist and a one-policy party by uninformed people who get all their news from "The Guardian" and don't even bother checking what your policies are in full?

  • Comment number 34.

    Do you care about the english countryside?

  • Comment number 35.

    Why aren't you telling BNP supporters to vote LIb Dem at this election, enabling them to bring in proportional representation so that at the next general election the BNP are virtually guaranteed to gain seats in parliament?

    Do you even have a long term strategy for the party?

  • Comment number 36.

    10. At 12:10pm on 30 Apr 2010, Peter wrote:

    1. Why have you never publicly retracted your Holocaust denial, and still failed to do so when given a clear opportunity on Question Time.

    2. Why, as a man who is on record as expressing admiration for the SS, and whose party's policies have much in common with those of the National Socialists in Germany in the 1930s, did you see fit to insult all of those who fought against Fascism in WWII by displaying a photo of Sir Winston Churchill on your desk in your party political broadcast, and a set of military medals behind you?

    3. Why did one of your Party's representatives use the Party Political Broadcast to propagate the lie that asylum seekers are jumping the queue for council housing, when there is no evidence to support this, and they have no such entitlement.

    ----------------------------------

    I can save you some time-

    [1] He has retracted his denial publicly but even Jack Straw could not protect him from the EU blocking him on saying why!

    [2] Churchil would only be allowed his views in the BNP in the modern world.

    [3] This has been known as the case in the past. I dont know the situation now but I should hope it has changed

  • Comment number 37.

    If you were to get a number of seats in parliament, how would you set about putting pressure on the elected government to make a serious reduction of immigrants that are in this country.
    The BNP is the only party that say's it will do what the vast majority of British people want, that majority are not racist they just want their country back. The labour party has turned Britain in to a dumping ground for every Tom, Dick and Harry from every corner of the globe because they've all heard, as a nation, we are a soft touch. I personnaly find it offensive for the government of my country to give hand-outs to people who end up on our shores that have no connection with Britain in culture, beliefs or standards, many of whom despise us, whilst pensioners sit in cold houses in the winter months because their pension is so low that they can't afford the money for heating. The labour government say's any household that has an income of less than £16500 P.A. is living in poverty yet a single person, on minimum wage has an income of £12064 P.A. (and there are millions of hard working people on this wage and many more millions earning more than that but less than £16500) and can't get any hand-outs whatsoever, and they have to endure the sight of all the scavengers from without and within, getting everything they have , and more, without lifting a finger. Mr Brown and your bunch of second-raters, this is why you have turned moderate people into rebellious people, we've had enough of your weak ill judged actions. So Mr Griffin, you have my vote, if you have any influence after May 6, how will you use it to bring about some sanity in our immigration system, the improvement of pensioners and low earners lives. I can think of one item COUNCIL TAX, the tax that crucify's pensioners and the low paid.

  • Comment number 38.

    How do you keep a straight face while telling such laughable and obvious lies?

  • Comment number 39.

    What is your view on people (especially children) who have disabilities? Would you also class these people as "creepy" and "non-British", along with homosexuals and non-whites?

  • Comment number 40.

    I have a question for Nick.
    I am as white as he is, work hard & pay taxes. My family are from Switzerland and I enjoy the Italian surname Soldini.

    I would like to return to my "ethnic homeland" in the mountains, would I qualify for his grant to emmigrate?

  • Comment number 41.

    There are so many.

    But I've still yet to hear him give a coherent and defensible definition of "indigenous" which he constantly bangs on about as if it was an absolute that nobody could possible argue with.

    He told Jeremy Paxman that descendants of people like the Huguenots were "OK" because they'd be assimilated into British (or English, he often conflates the two, which should tell you something about what he really thinks) life. Clear implication being that he doesn't think they made any cultural contribution. Same goes for all subsequent immigration. The irony is that Nick Griffin wants to preserve "our culture" purely because it is what we have now not because it was born out of some long standing ideal.

    So I'd ask him if he planned to eliminate cultural elements that he perceived to have non-English, sorry, non-British, origins?

  • Comment number 42.

    20. At 12:21pm on 30 Apr 2010, Nayna Desai wrote:

    Having just stumbled onto this hilarious Nick Griffin cartoon on a South African news blog of all places, I would love to learn what Mr Griffin thinks the contribution of non-whites is to the British economy.

    It would be great to hear him rationalise his party's supremacist policies against the backdrop of this data as a follow-up question. If nothing more BBC would have a popular addition to their comedy hour podcasts.

    Nayna (A concerned Indian voter!)

    ----------------------------

    I bet he would take it better than the comic strip of mohamed by muslims.

    Or even better than the muslims over the south park program.

  • Comment number 43.

    just listened to the interview. BBC impartial yeah right !

  • Comment number 44.

    Well, I just listened to Nick Griffin on radio BBC 2 and I find myself agreeing with what he said! Strange but true! How odd......maybe I am missing something ;-) Not sure he was provided an opportunity to explain policy though...but hay ho it all adds to the democratic mix!

    Rabbit hole?

  • Comment number 45.

    With its internationalist bias which encourages more migrants to come to Britain, do you agree that the BBC is helping to spoil our country?

  • Comment number 46.

    mr griffin how does your party and all the other parties feel concerning there exclusion from the big 3 debates
    and does this show that those in power are running scared?

  • Comment number 47.

    If all the immigrants left the UK, are you confident that the indigenous population is capable of doing their jobs and willing to do them? Would you compel people to do the jobs now done by low-paid immigrant labour, and for the same rates of pay?

  • Comment number 48.

    Having read your policies, I decided to, out of curiosity, check them against the policies of the NSDAP for when they came into power in 1933, and found remarkable similarities.

    Would you say that the NSDAP's manifesto had an influence on your party and its own manifesto?

  • Comment number 49.

    Outside of Britain (and Ireland) what is your favourite country ???

  • Comment number 50.

    "
    15. At 12:15pm on 30 Apr 2010, luskentyre wrote:

    How can you claim to be the British National Party, when most people in Britain abhor your views?
    "

    Actually according to many polls, people support BNP policy, just not the people in it.

  • Comment number 51.

    Why do you consistently let down the country you profess to love?

  • Comment number 52.

    why does Nick Griffin not wish to afford all British citizens equal status irrepective of creed , colour ethnicity he is a disgrace to his father, my father and uncle who fought in world war 2 against just the sought of ultra right rubbish he spouts every day if he were typical of British people I I would be ashamed to be British, he is not,a fact of which I am very proud
    Our politicians have received justified criticism over the last 18 months
    to call him a politician is an insult even to them!

  • Comment number 53.

    We constantly hear about your immigration policy, but what about your emigration policy? If you were to know that we were white, British citizens, would you allow us to leave the country if we desired it so?

  • Comment number 54.

    80% of the white British gene pool is descended from the first settlers here after the last ice age some 12,000 years ago. The small invasions of kindred Europeans were changing in elites. These people have assimilated so as to become indistinguishable from the indigenous population. We are every bit as indigenous as the Maoris, Australian aborigines, Zulus, Tibetans, native Americans or any other group recognised by the UN.

    Prior to 1948, Britain was 99% white. The terms "social cohesion" and "multiculturalism" did not exist and nobody asked "what does it mean to be British?".

    My view is that we have enough ethnic diversity already and the door now needs to be shut so that we can learn to live harmoniously with those already here. Continued mass immigration is CLEARLY making our country very unstable, particularly as the native population resent the changes forced on them without their consent.

  • Comment number 55.

    I would ask why he messes up his party's chances of getting votes by having silly policies like reintroducing corporal and capital punishment and offering money to immigrants to leave. I think these ideas put people off voting BNP when their anti-immigration policies are welcomed by a lot of people. With more moderate policies on other issues, I think the BNP would do better at the polls.

  • Comment number 56.

    Are you aware that your policies would turn this country into the new North Korea?

  • Comment number 57.

    Do you think Jeremy Vine managed to disguise his obvious hatred of you?

  • Comment number 58.

    Would it be fair to say that if electoral reform only allowed people with above average IQ's to vote, your party would receive no votes at all.

  • Comment number 59.

    What is the difference between positive discrimination on grounds of race and racism against those not in the selected category?

  • Comment number 60.

    Why does the BBC persist in only asking about his views on racism and dragging up stuff from years ago? Why wasn't he asked about other policies? Cameron interview is just starting. Will you spend the entire interview interrogating him on his university days!! The BBC is supposed to inform and educate impartially. Perhaps you ought to try it!!

  • Comment number 61.

    "
    53. At 1:06pm on 30 Apr 2010, Tree wrote:

    We constantly hear about your immigration policy, but what about your emigration policy? If you were to know that we were white, British citizens, would you allow us to leave the country if we desired it so?
    "
    Yes. Bye then.

  • Comment number 62.

    47. At 12:57pm on 30 Apr 2010, Woolfbane wrote:
    //If all the immigrants left the UK, are you confident that the indigenous population is capable of doing their jobs and willing to do them? Would you compel people to do the jobs now done by low-paid immigrant labour, and for the same rates of pay?//


    Are you suggesting it is perfectly acceptable for employers to exploit immigrant labour and pay them less than is acceptable to the population of the UK? Is that OK?

  • Comment number 63.

    43. At 12:50pm on 30 Apr 2010, SaveourCountry wrote:

    just listened to the interview. BBC impartial yeah right !

    ------------------------------

    Noting all I heard was immigration quesions and what is an indigiounous (maybe the BBC should hire people who dont need a dictionary for such a simple term), I was very happy with Nicks answers and again see the BBC as poor at questioning.

    Nick himself said he wanted to talk about economics, yet the BBC failed to ask a question beyond immigration, which people dont listen to anyway (they already assume the BNP as racist).

  • Comment number 64.

    18. At 12:18pm on 30 Apr 2010, LondonHarris wrote:
    "..why have you NOT been invited to appear upon the TV during this General Election period by ALL the TV Broadcasters with equal Air - Time,"

    Just a wild guess, but how about because the BNP are a tiny minority looney fringe party with little prospect of getting a single MP, that prefers to tout its hate campaigns around the most deprived areas (coincidentally where the people with the poorest education happen to live).

  • Comment number 65.

    "Would it be fair to say that if electoral reform only allowed people with above average IQ's to vote, your party would receive no votes at all."

    The Labour, Lib Dem and Respect parties would also get no votes

  • Comment number 66.

    58. At 1:10pm on 30 Apr 2010, Barnabas wrote:

    Would it be fair to say that if electoral reform only allowed people with above average IQ's to vote, your party would receive no votes at all.

    -------------------------

    I know the answer! They would be voted for because you have to raise the IQ to above average to rule me out.

  • Comment number 67.

    Just wondering how many posters who are slating Mr. Griffin's policies have actually attended a BNP meeting?

    For objectional views; I have.

  • Comment number 68.

    I'd like to ask Nick Griffin why his party are repeatedly using Churchill’s image in their campaign when they've been repeatedly told they don't have permission to do so by Churchill’s family!?

  • Comment number 69.

    seems as though non of the antis posting here have an English name- verrrry interesting!

  • Comment number 70.

    Nick
    About the proposed 50K to be repatriated.
    Does this include the geneaology research to establish my origins as either UK (Briton), Spain (Iberian Celt) Germany (Saxon), Italy (Roman), Denmark-Norway-Sweden (Norse)
    If it's a mix of all, can I have Norway please.
    oh, and a small villa in Tuscany for when winter sets in.

    Seriously, £50K is a life changing sum of money to, for example a bloke from Eritrea, Ethiopia etc who has recently arrived in UK illegally.
    £50K could establish business, educate family members, build reasonable housing etc. Firstly I don't think you have thought much along these lines, secondly, what's stopping "returnees" from coming back to UK annually, on bogus pasports to pocket close to £1000 weekly?
    Personally I would resent paying for this as much as I resent paying for illegals in the first place. Making UK less attractive to illegals will stop them arriving, not rewarding them with benefits, bribes to return and housing.
    However cutting benefits will also affect many of your supporters!
    I, unlike some others (facebook, protesters outside BBC etc) do not seek to deprive you of your freedom of speech, however I reserve my right to ridicule most of your policy.

  • Comment number 71.

    The world is a big and diverse place. I think all indigenous and ethnic peoples have a right to preserve their place in this global diversity and is quite wrong to say otherwise (and yes, that does include those of European descent).

  • Comment number 72.

    The BNP's policies are repugnant to any decent human being. What would I ask Nick Griffin? I would ask him what has happened to him in his life to be so full of hatred and why he hasn't sought help for it.

  • Comment number 73.

    "
    22. At 12:24pm on 30 Apr 2010, psm0001 wrote:

    'British jobs for British workers'

    If David Cameron said this, he would be accused of being Xenophobic
    If Nick Griffin said it, he would be accused of being a racist

    Given that Gordon 'Bigot' Brown said it, and more or less got away with it Scot-free, does this frustrate you?
    "


    Only in the fact that Brown never actually meant it as can be seen by the results of hos polices.

  • Comment number 74.

    55. At 1:08pm on 30 Apr 2010, john3626 wrote:
    "I would ask why he messes up his party's chances of getting votes by having silly policies like reintroducing corporal and capital punishment"
    The question should be why the main parties lose votes by not having them as policies ?
    If the Tories promised a referendum on hanging then they wouldn't have to worry about being hung themselves.


  • Comment number 75.

    NO Unfortunately I missed that particular joy!

  • Comment number 76.

    14. At 12:15pm on 30 Apr 2010, Toad In The Hole wrote:
    I agree with many of your polices. However, how can you convince Joe Public that you are indeed a decent party when a number of your membership, supporters and candidates are criminals?

    I don't agree with the party, but "a number of your membership, supporters and candidates are criminals" ?

    well there are a few MPs of the top two about to become criminals for the expenses fraud, and since the top two parties represent (supposedly) the majority of the entire UK, surely the same is true of labour & tories?

  • Comment number 77.

    I would ask Nick Griffin 'how would you enforce the deportation proposals?'

  • Comment number 78.

    61. At 1:13pm on 30 Apr 2010, Toad In The Hole wrote:
    "
    53. At 1:06pm on 30 Apr 2010, Tree wrote:

    We constantly hear about your immigration policy, but what about your emigration policy? If you were to know that we were white, British citizens, would you allow us to leave the country if we desired it so?
    "
    Yes. Bye then.

    --------------------------------------

    Typical answer from a typical BNP supporter.

    It's brilliant how you get so defensive when anybody questions the party's policy.

    It's also hilarious to see the level of hypocrisy from someone that supports a party so eager to protect Britain's identity as a "White Nation".

    Pure comedy gold.

  • Comment number 79.

    The BNP is a legitimate party. Berating them, loathing them and silencing them during every interview for their "discriminatory views" is irony in its truest form. They are entitled to an opinion like everyone else.

    To be perfectly honest, I for one would love to be proud of this country. With all this PC nonsense we have lost the Great in Great Britain. I think the name "Scared-of-offending Britain" is somewhat more appropriate these days.

    I am all for tolerance and respect, but that MUST be both ways. Right now we are being walked on, scared to offend, feeling like second class citizens in our own country is a disgrace.

  • Comment number 80.

    37. At 12:41pm on 30 Apr 2010, Toothpick Harry wrote:

    I personnaly find it offensive for the government of my country to give hand-outs to people who end up on our shores that have no connection with Britain in culture, beliefs or standards, many of whom despise us, whilst pensioners sit in cold houses in the winter months because their pension is so low that they can't afford the money for heating. The labour government say's any household that has an income of less than £16500 P.A. is living in poverty yet a single person, on minimum wage has an income of £12064 P.A. (and there are millions of hard working people on this wage and many more millions earning more than that but less than £16500) and can't get any hand-outs whatsoever, and they have to endure the sight of all the scavengers from without and within, getting everything they have , and more, without lifting a finger. Mr Brown and your bunch of second-raters, this is why you have turned moderate people into rebellious people, we've had enough of your weak ill judged actions. So Mr Griffin, you have my vote, if you have any influence after May 6, how will you use it to bring about some sanity in our immigration system, the improvement of pensioners and low earners lives. I can think of one item COUNCIL TAX, the tax that crucify's pensioners and the low paid.


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    The low paid earners can top up their earnings with Tax Credits. People over pension age can get Winter Fuel Payments and Pension Credits if their pension is low. Both groups of people can claim Council Tax Benefit.
    Before blaming immigrants, you may want to look at the number of 'indigenous' workshy, lazy people scrounging benefits because they can't be bothered to work. There are many people quite rightly claiming the benefits they are entitled to and I have no problem with that, but my biggest concern is with indigenous scroungers who contribute nothing and take everything.

  • Comment number 81.

    How far back does Mr Griffin and his followers have to go before they find an immigrant in their own families not far I would think.

  • Comment number 82.

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  • Comment number 84.

    He is currently on BBC radio4 and he does come over very well, better perhaps than the 3 main party leaders. He answers questions that are asked of him and I don't see the other party leaders doing this. He also doesn't shy away from anything that is thrown at him.

  • Comment number 85.

    Compare and contrast:
    A) The hard-working immigrants, that make a real and positive contribution to the British economy, who are happy when they attain the same aspirations as most hard-working people in this country - a decent job, a decent home and a decent family-life; and who are proud when they attain Britsh Citizenship
    B) The large number of Britsh born and bred who are either not prepared to work or seem to expect the state to give them a job where they get given money for doing nothing (On my part, no insult meant to those out of work, and genuinely trying to find a job...)

  • Comment number 86.

    The Jeremy Vine interview - more bias from the BBC. Jeremy Vine in my opinion was useless, instead of finding out more about the parties policies all we get was mud slinging.

  • Comment number 87.

    I've always thought Nick Griffin looked very Jewish. Has anybody researched his ancestry?

    Now that really would be funny, wouldn't it? :-)

  • Comment number 88.

    You're a bit late asking us what questions we would put to Griffin if the programme has already been broadcast.

    I was not even aware that he was on the radio - the BBC seems not to have given it the publicity that it gave to the three "debates" between Rag Tag & Bobtail.

    I wonder why? I am no BNP supporter, but I note a definite BBC policy of sidelining parties other than the Big 3.

    Heard of democracy in Whitewash City?

  • Comment number 89.

    My Questions for Nick Griffin,

    1) Are you for real?

    2) Do you have any control over the nonsense that comes out of your mouth?

    3) Will you please go away?

  • Comment number 90.

    yes the bnp are right to fight to keep us british and look after our green country.

  • Comment number 91.

    I would ask him that if there is a shortage of jobs, housing and school places, if our roads and public transport are overcrowded, if the NHS is at breaking point, if our cities are turning into ethnically divided areas, how on earth will ending immigration help sort these problems out ?…………………………..DOH ! Oh my God I gave just seen the light……..what do I know?, I am of course just a bigot.

  • Comment number 92.

    Perhaps Mr Griffin, who is is against the war in afghanistan and immigrants can explain why he sat in front of a picture of Winston Churchill... a man who was the son of an immigrant (his mother was American) and who first made his name fighting in Afghanistan? Perhaps its the same reason he used a spitfire with polish squadron markings to campaign against immigration from Eastern Europe i.e he uses our military heritage but has no knowledge of what he's using?

    Incidentally the footage of 'British troops landing on D-Day' he used for his election broadcast was another gaff... the soldiers in the film were Canadians landing on Juno beach. Its quite famous footage.

  • Comment number 93.

    26. At 12:29pm on 30 Apr 2010, Len Day wrote:
    If you should ever become Prime Minister, how soon after would you open your first concentration camp?

    -------

    I take it this is a reference to Germany during the war. Very racist!

  • Comment number 94.

    63.
    "Noting all I heard was immigration quesions and what is an indigiounous (maybe the BBC should hire people who dont need a dictionary for such a simple term), I was very happy with Nicks answers and again see the BBC as poor at questioning.

    Nick himself said he wanted to talk about economics, yet the BBC failed to ask a question beyond immigration, which people dont listen to anyway (they already assume the BNP as racist)."
    In the uk - I don’t understand why you are such a diehard BNP supporter, or why you consistently try to deny their racist nature. The BBC is far from impartial (no matter what it claims) but in this case I think they were correct. The BNP only have one issue; immigration, this is because they only have one tool to help them win votes; fear. It’s no use asking them about the economy as they will have no costed , realistic policies. They will just use the only tool they have to convince everyone that if they get rid of immigrants then everything will be fine. This is an incredibly naive and immature view and I am still confused as why you are so willing to fall for it.

    In the actual question I would ask Nick how exactly how he got rid of the racist nature of the party (the NF brigade, who are still affiliated with the party) and how many times has he spoken to someone who isn’t white? (not including that nutty Sikh guy or any photo opportunities!!)

  • Comment number 95.

    I have just listened to Griffin on Radio 4 and I am now spitting mad. In order to be able to determine whether a caller would be considered English, he said that he would need to be able to SEE that person first!

    If you vote for the BNP you are voting for a racist party and as such should be considered a racist yourself.

    Should hell freeze over and the BNP ever have any say in the UK government will they be willing to offer me the £60000 to leave? I'd gladly take it.

  • Comment number 96.

    3. At 12:03pm on 30 Apr 2010, Osric wrote:

    Who?

    You need to keep yourself better informed if you want to contribute to debates.

  • Comment number 97.

    I've read most of the previous posts on here, and feel disappointed at the vitriol displayed by some of the contributors. Many of them believe that they are making some smart point that hasn't been thought of by others. The most valid comment, in fact, has been the one pointing out that Jeremy Vine has treated this Party Leader in a completely different way from other Party Leaders, asking about his past rather than his intentions for the future.

    I'll state here that I am not a BNP supporter. I have a different set of ideals. But Mr Griffin must be allowed to put his manifesto across or we are no better than what many contributors profess Nick to be. If we stifle his voice we are being fascist in our views and it implies we are much more afraid of the views and much more fragile as a country than I have previously believed.

    I have tried, throughout this campaign, not to push my own political agenda but to contribute positively to the debates. I also read many other positive comments, some of which have made me think and possibly changed my view on where my natural inclination lies. But the negative comments remind me of negative politics and instead of reflecting badly on Nick Griffin these remind me of the negativity of certain other leaders last night.

  • Comment number 98.

    Griffin has a dubious past which detracts from any policies his party has, some of which are frankly sensible.

    I want to live in England, not a muslim state which is the direction we are rapidly going in.

    I'd still never vote BNP though as they seem like a bunch of cranks

  • Comment number 99.

    I didn't listen to the broadcast though I will catch it on listen again. I presume Jeremy Vine was as impartial as David Dimbleby was on Question time.

  • Comment number 100.

    I am a middle aged father of 3 in middle management. Bland if you like. I have Greeks and Indians in my family. I started researching the BNP about a year ago having read in the papers one too many times that they were racist thugs. Since then I have come to understand the truth about the BNP and why there is a campaign of hate against them from the media and mainstream political parties. BNP tell the truth and it is embarrassingly uncomfortable for Labour, Conservatives and Liberals. I have now become a member of the BNP. If you have one ounce of brain that has not been conditioned into believing the lies then look at the BNP for yourself. Don't believe me. Don't believe Cameron or Brown. Don't believe the press. Find out the truth for yourselves.

 

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